SOURCE: LynuxWorks

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Rockwell Collins to Showcase LynuxWorks LynxSecure 2.0 at MILCOM '08

Long History of Collaboration for Safety Systems Now Extending to Include Security and Information Assurance

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE -- LynuxWorks™, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will be demonstrating technology using LynuxWorks' LynxSecure 2.0 embedded hypervisor and separation kernel at MILCOM '08. LynuxWorks and Rockwell Collins have a long history of working together to provide safety-critical solutions for both military and commercial avionics. Rockwell Collins' use of LynxSecure 2.0 will help speed design and development for their next-generation of high assurance complex systems.

Rockwell Collins, a leader in information assurance -- products, policies and procedures that allow the timely transfer of information in an accurate and secure fashion -- is the first company in the world to receive certification for a Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) microprocessor (AAMP7G) under the new National Security Agency (NSA) guidelines. Rockwell Collins chose LynxSecure 2.0, in part, to help continue that heritage of safety and security.

Rockwell Collins develops and deploys innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. The company, which has 20,000 employees and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries, has expertise rooted in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training.

LynxSecure providing operating system virtualization for safety and real-time systems offers the highest standard for safety and security-critical applications. The main advantages of the operating system include:

--  The LynxSecure separation kernel, which is certifiable to Common
    Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 7 (EAL-7), and DO-178B level A, the
    highest level of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for
    safety-critical avionics applications
--  Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS) architecture
    conformance for building multi-level secure systems
--  Virtualization of guest operating systems, which allows one operating
    system (and its applications) to run within the environment of another
--  Flexible scheduling policy, which manages Central Processing Unit
    (CPU) time to prevent starvation in any partition
--  Scalability, enabling a multithreaded small-footprint run-time
    environment for secure application development and multiprocess
    multithreaded environment through virtualized Red Hat®, Linux, LynxOS or
    LynxOS-178 real-time operating systems
--  Support for open standards, including a seamless migration path for
    LynuxWorks' customers whose Linux- and POSIX®-based applications can now
    be run on virtualized Red Hat, Linux and LynxOS family environments within
    LynxSecure partitions

LynuxWorks CEO Gurjot Singh said, "Companies such as Rockwell Collins need the highest level of software development platforms in order to maintain their leadership in the High Assurance Complex Systems space. With LynxSecure 2.0, we raised the bar when it comes to superior embedded security and safety, and we believe that our technology is a perfect fit for their new generation of avionics systems."

MILCOM, now in its 27th year, is a national tradeshow for government, military, scientific and engineering communities. This year's conference takes place November 17-19. Rockwell Collins can be found at Booth No. 1323 and LynuxWorks at Booth No. 1603.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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    Kirsten Long
    LynuxWorks Inc.
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